Nokomis halts Oceanside's four-game win streakRoad loss costs Mariners top spot in Eastern Class B
Newport — After flying high during its first nine games, sporting an 8-1 record with a tough three-point home loss to rival Camden Hills being its only blemish, it appeared few opponents could stop the No. 1 Oceanside boys basketball team.
However, the Mariners stumbled a bit on Friday night, Jan. 11 in a 62-41 road loss to Nokomis.
A slow start hampered the visiting Mariners, who fell out of first place in Eastern Class B after holding that coveted spot for much of the season.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standing for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (8-2, 41.0494 points) is second, while Presque Isle (9-1, 45.0617 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 squads qualify for the playoffs.
Nokomis improved to 6-4 with Friday's Heal Point-worthy win over Oceanside.
The Warriors took control early in Friday's game, leading 20-10, 35-20 and 46-32 at the quarter breaks.
For the Mariners, Shea Davenport tallied 13 points; Sam Meklin, 12; Isaiah Stone-Patterson, seven; David Gould, five; Nick Judge, two; and Keenan Hendricks, one.
For Nokomis, led by Carl Parker, a former athletic coach at Rockland District High School, Drew Wing scored 17 points, while Andrew Cartright and Noah Kershner both added 14 points.
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